New Blood

After a week so disappointing it had Agbayani proposing a trade of Big Money Michael Cuddyer to the House of Cambridge for the rights to Prince George, the Colorado Rockies have a 1-0 series advantage as they face-off with the Milwaukee Brewers tonight at Coors Field.  Game time is 6:10 pm MDT as Colorado looks to build-off an 8-3 win over the Brewers on Friday night.  Tyler Chatwood (7-3, 2.48) held Milwaukee to 2 runs over 7 innings, striking-out 11, and the Rockies’ offense generated the 8 runs on just 9 hits, with Todd Helton and Nolan Arenado going 2 for 4 each.  Chatwood was 2 for 2 with 2 RBI.  It was “only the Brewers,” reeling from the loss of one-time “MVP” Ryan Braun, out for the season after conceding he uses performance enhancing drugs.  Milwaukee’s clubhouse has to be a kind of strange place this week, although it was probably even stranger a week ago.

The Rockies announced Friday that Drew Pomeranz is disabled, which has been pretty obvious for some time, but it didn’t seem polite to mention it.  They’ll call on right-hander Collin McHugh (0-1, 10.29), obtained in June from the New York Mets in the Eric Young Jr deal.  McHugh is 26 years-old, stands 6′-2″, and is out of Covington, Georgia.  He’s 0-5/8.26 in 11 MLB starts in 2012 and 2013, but has managed
5-2/2.70 minor league credentials in 2013 between Las Vegas, Tulsa and Colorado Springs.  McHugh will match-up with lefty Tom Gorzelanny (1-4, 2.47).  Gorzelanny had been working out of the bullpen for the Brewers up until July 7.  He lost to the Padres on Monday, allowing 5 runs on 5 hits in 5-2/3 innings.  He walked 3 and got knocked-around in the 6th before being lifted for Burke Badenhop.

Colorado manager Walt Weiss is going with the same group as Friday, shuffled.  Wilin Rosario moves up to 5th with Helton dropping to 6th.  Arenado moves up to the 7-slot and Charlie Blackmon is hitting 8th. Milwaukee’s Ron Roenicke has Jonathan Lucroy catching and hitting clean-up.  Caleb Gindl will be in left-field with defensive stars Yuniesky Betancourt and Juan Francisco manning the corner infield stations.

The cool front-range weather continues out at the old ball park.  It’ll be 75 game-time degrees under cloudy skies with a 7 MPH wind blowing in from right-center.  Drew and George are in the ROoT booth; Jerry and Jack have the radio on KOA.

Rickie Weeks (R) 2B
Norichika Aoki (L) RF
Jean Segura (R) SS
Jonathan Lucroy (R) C
Carlos Gomez (R) CF
Caleb Gindl (L) LF
Juan Francisco (L) 1B
Yuniesky Betancourt (R) 3B
Tom Gorzelanny (R) P
COLORADO (50-54)
Dexter Fowler (S) CF
DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B
Troy Tulowitzki (R) SS
Michael Cuddyer (R) RF
Wilin Rosario (R) C
Todd Helton (L) 1B
Nolan Arenado (R) 3B
Charlie Blackmon (L) LF
Collin McHugh (R) P



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7 years ago

They played the infield in because they have zero confidence in their ability to score runs. Jeem, you’ve got McHugh’s as 0-5 in the majors, but I thought he “tamed” the Rox last year, thus putting himself on the SMIB’s wish list.

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